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Document 40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto, 16 June 1976
WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was one of the keynote speakers along with government representatives and church leaders at the commemoration of the Soweto Uprising.
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Document A Tribute: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
By Prof. Rev. Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, WCC president from Africa
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Document After Mandela
Opening statement by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) held in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on 16 December 2013.
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Document Aide Memoire from the Global Consultation on Genetics, New Biotechnologies and the Ministry of the Church
Aide Memoire summarizing the discussions at a 2-5 December Global Consultation on Genetics and New Biotechnologies held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants stated that "the creativity of science needs to serve the common good" and alerted about the risk of biotechnology leading to "increased dependency and threat to biodiversity". "Communities can be devastated by the intrusion of genetically modified seeds and bio-piracy", participants said. They recognized the "need for dialogue with scientists", so as to move "beyond a reactive mode", and called for the "restoration of the churches' prophetic voices and public witness in the growing debate regarding the ethical use of genetics and biotechnologies".
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Science, technology, ethics
Document Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Being church and overcoming racism: It's time for transformative justice
Presented at the Plenary on Being Church and Overcoming Racism of the WCC Central Committee meeting in 2002.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2002
Document Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Prof. Maake Masango
Prof. Maake J. Masango addresses the main theme of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, Called to be the One Church, as a witness of the union of Presbyterian Churches in the context of apartheid.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document Condolences on the passing away of Christiaan Frederick Beyers Naudé
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa
Document Congratulations to Nelson Mandela on his 88th birthday
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Document Disability and globalization, Johannesburg, South Africa
Located in Resources / / People with disabilities / Reports